How Formula One's Amazing New Hybrid Turbo Engine Works
A 1.6-liter V6 turbo revving at 15,000 rpm with unlimited boost that turns small drops of fuel into 600 horsepower aided by an electrical system that pumps out another 160 electron-charged horses. This is the pinnacle of engine development.Here's the engine in question:
As we get to know more about this season's brand new F1 engines, current champion Renault has released all the info they can share about their state of the art
vacuum cleanerV6. This turbo is nothing like the old one.
So, I see this, and naturally I can't help but think of anything but these good people:
These are the folks that put a 150 HP helicopter engine on one of their mowers to achieve a 60+ MPH cutting speed, mind you. Imagine what they could do with a 600 HP racing engine. I imagine that the mower would be capable of time travel.
Honestly, the most amazing thing is how much better this technology has gotten and continues to get. 30 years ago the idea that you could get 600 HP out of a 6 cylinder engine would have been laughed out of any car manufacturer's offices. I owned a Buick with a 3.0L V6 that put out 125 HP, and at the time that was considered decent. A friend's 305 CI V8 put out 185 HP. Both of these vehicles, mind you, required nearly constant maintenance.
I'm excited to think what will become available in the next 30 years, especially for riding mowers...
That is all.